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Offline mnpikey

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Dewalt DW171 discontinued? Makita LS1019 discontinued?
« on: March 07, 2020, 04:52 PM »
In the market for my 1st miter saw and have been looking at 10" sliders for quite a while. Have been using my fathers old Makita 10" (non slider) built in 1988 for a long time but am going to build a composite deck on our new house this summer and need a bit more cutting ability. Will also need to finish our basement next winter and for the trim work for said basement. The 10" seems like a sweet spot for me.

Anyways, thought I'd settled on the Dewalt DW717 but it appears to have been discontinued. Called Dewalt twice and they've confirmed this.

My next option is the Makita LS1019. All my other power tools are Makita but not a huge fan of the laser line on their saw. Hope Depot has removed this saw completely from their website.

What am I left with? The Rigid R4210?

Maybe I'll have to go for a non-sliding 12" model such as the DW713?

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Offline Tom Gensmer

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Re: Dewalt DW171 discontinued? Makita LS1019 discontinued?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2020, 05:39 PM »
If you're building a composite deck I'd strongly recommend skipping the miter saw and instead bring a smaller saw to your pile of decking. KSS-40/300, HK(C)-55, or even just a good framing saw and a speed square will likely serve you better than a miter saw....
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Re: Dewalt DW171 discontinued? Makita LS1019 discontinued?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2020, 08:26 PM »
@mnpikey - welcome to the FOG! visit often and post your project progress - including when it does not go as you had expected. It's all helpful content.

About your choice of saw? - Tom Gensmer knows what he is talking about based on years of serious professional experience while keeping abreast of the latest new techniques and tools.

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Offline RKA

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Re: Dewalt DW171 discontinued? Makita LS1019 discontinued?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2020, 10:27 AM »
10” sliders are staple products for these companies.  If they don’t have one on the market, you’re likely between models, so I would hold out for a bit until they release the new model.

Meanwhile, the good news is Tom is right, the miter saw is not ideal for this project.  Even if that’s the only saw I happened to have, I would run out and get a circular saw.  Dragging 16ft boards to your saw station is no fun.  Use the tools that were recommended above.  I used an HKC55 to help my neighbor with a deck last summer.  It was fantastic.  I could have made an adjustable guide for a standard circular saw and done much of the same (less the dust collection), but it sure was nice using the HKC with the track attached.  There is no juggling a saw, track and board with only two hands and having things shift mid cut.  You wrap one hand around the track and board keeping them firmly clamped together and push the saw through with the other hand.  This allows you to work very efficiently and the results are every bit as good as you would hope.
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Re: Dewalt DW171 discontinued? Makita LS1019 discontinued?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2020, 12:10 PM »
For any decking Ive done in the last three or so years I've used my HKC55 and I've done a lot.
Same with framing, my Makita compound mitre saw hardly comes out of my van toolsafe nowadays.